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Sheep Trends: more lambs but kill unchanged
Darren Carty
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
18 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: quotes increase anywhere from 5c/kg to 25c/kg
Hogget quotes have rebounded strongly in plants which had reduced purchasing activity or dropped their base quotes significantly in recent weeks.
18 May 2022 Markets
Insufficient supplies lift sheep quotes by 10c/kg to 20c/kg
Factories are struggling to source desired numbers which has generated more competition in the marke, with lamb quotes rising by 10c/kg and hoggets by up to 20c/kg.
Prices harden as most hoggets gone
Supplies of factory-fit hoggets are tailing off at pace, leading to higher prices on offer, write Kieran Mailey and Peter McCann.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep trends: more bite as kill falls by 13,729 head
Hogget numbers appearing in sales have reduced to a minimum, with some sales only recording a handful of lots entered.
11 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: attempts to ease hogget prices back
The attempts are being met with varying success, with factory agents still keen to get their hands on numbers and supplies on offer diminishing fast.
4 May 2022 Markets
Strong sales for Ramadan festival helping the trade
The trade is holding solid despite attempts by factories to ease hogget prices back.
4 May 2022 News
Sheep Trends: Ramadan keeping strong floor under trade
Hoggets continue to trade in a price range from €7.25/kg to €7.50/kg, while there is also variation in the spring lamb trade, with prices ranging from €8/kg to €8.20/kg in the main.
27 April 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: trade steady with hogget supplies remaining strong
Hoggets continue to trade in a price range from €7.25/kg to €7.50/kg, while there is also variation in the spring lamb trade, with prices ranging from €8/kg to €8.20/kg.
25 April 2022 Markets
Easter and Ramadan drive lamb trade
Seamus McMenamin sheep and livestock sector manager, Bord Bia, reports that Easter and the month of Ramadan combined with no notable improvement in global supplies mean a strengthening lamb trade.
Sheep trade cools as kill hits 62,000 head
Numbers are still coming strong on to the market and with a lot of buying done for the Easter trade and two shorter weeks' processing demand has steadied.
13 April 2022 News
First spring lamb quotes at 650p/kg
The first quotes on spring lambs are available this week as butchers and wholesalers look to source numbers for the Easter market.
6 April 2022 Northern Ireland